The number one answer to the question of "What do you want for your kids?" has always been and will always be the same: "I want them to be happy." The pursuit of happiness is built into the fabric of our nation and it's consistently at the front of most of our motivations.
But it's a lousy goal.
Not only is it a bit short-sighted, but it also tends to feed the self-centered monster that is "childhood." It is an elusive objective that can never truly be satisfied. It's like trying to nail jello to the wall. You just can't do it with any permanence.
So that's why I love the blog post that a friend sent me. You just have to read this...